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Pencil Drawing - Sketches of a young Man and Head of bearded Man

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1927P375
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1857 - 1857

Maker Information

Artist:Frederick Sandys - View biography for Frederick Sandys


This is one of a number of drawings in the collection executed on pages from the same notebook with the watermark 'Joynson 1855.' Betty Elzea suggests that the main sketch of a young man has been copied from a sixteenth century portrait. She also mentions that the head of a bearded man may have been drawn when Sandys was researching portraits of Raphael and Michelangelo for his caricature 'The Nightmare' (Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné, p. 145).

Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.

Further Information

Medium:Pencil on paper.


Height:156 mm
Width:95 mm